ISBN 9781733587211
Pages 126
Dimensions 234x156mm
Published 2019
Publisher Cissus World Press, USA
Format Paperback

The Trial of Robert Mugabe

by Chielozona Eze

Unable to recall when exactly he died, Robert Mugabe is shocked to be in the presence of God for trial. Facing him are countless people who died during his regime. They tell their stories, after which God condemns him to hell. Mugabe suddenly wakes up, in Harare, realizing he just had a dreadful dream.

"This important book draws deep from the well of African literature to challenge a post-independence leadership whose discourse of victimhood has been used to legitimate the most appalling brutalities. Chielozona Eze makes Robert Mugabe answerable for the massacres of Gukurahundi in the 1980s and the tortures and rapes perpetrated by the Green Bombers in the 2000s. A skillfully crafted novel and a deep philosophical analysis of postcolonial fever."

- Prof. Meg Samuelson, Stellenbosch University

"A gripping account of the horrors of the Mugabe regime- and a passionate call for liberation from dictators everywhere."

- Robert Hughes, author of Running with Walker

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About the Author

Chielozona Eze

CHIELOZONA EZE grew up in Amokwe, Nigeria. He studied philosophy at St. Joseph's Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene; Catholic theology with the Jesuits in Innsbruck, Austria, philosophy/literature and creative writing at Purdue University, USA. He is currently Professor of English and African literature at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. He has published poems and short stories in journals such as Eclectica, Wasafiri, MTLS and Northeast Review. He was shortlisted for the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. In 2016 he was selected as one of the new generation African poets whose chapbooks were published by the African Poetry Book Fund. His chapbook is titled Survival Kit.